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Business / Economy

COMMUNITY OPINION: Why more people do not run for public office

Many successful business people, the kind we need in elected positions, do not run for office. An ugly letter received by a candidate demonstrates why.

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Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: The Mission And Standards Of Local Government

With so many issues always on the table, it’s important to step back and review the fundamental mission and standards of local government

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Government / Politics

Jimmy Panetta wins majority of the vote in race for open Congress seat

Democratic county prosecutor will face Republican Casey Lucius in the November general election, having earned 50,000 more votes than his closest competitor

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Government / Politics

Anna Caballero leads in race for open State Assembly seat

Former Salinas mayor has the most votes, but less than 50 percent; expected to face Cervantez-Alejo in November primary election

Government / Politics

Funding for Projects and County General Plan EIR Jeopardized by Inconsistency in Population Growth Figures

Lack of consistency of models creates a problem for funding opportunities